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World loses an environmental champion, Felicity Wishart

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THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY INC. MEDIA RELEASE July 21, 2015World loses an environmental champion, Felicity WishartThe Wilderness Society today joined a chorus of voices across the Australian environmental movement who are shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Felicity (Flic) Wishart from the Australian Marine Conservation Society at the age of 49.
 
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If Hunt is serious about saving threatened species he must stop logging in their habitat

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      Wildlife is at risk of extinction because of logging
      Hunt has it in his power to save these species
      Hunt can stop logging by making a Critical Habitat Determination
 
If Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt is serious about saving forest-dependent threatened species, he must act now to stop logging in their forest habitat.
 
“Iconic Australian species like the Leadbeater's Possum and
 
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New logging near threatened species habitat commences as Threatened Species Summit opens

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The Wilderness Society – Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum – MyEnvironment
 
As Environment Minister Hunt’s inaugural Threatened Species Summit opens at Melbourne Zoo this morning, new logging has commenced next to Leadbeater’s Possum habitat.
 
“Just over an hour from where the Threatened Species Summit is being held, state government loggers, VicForests, have begun logging an area known as ‘Slim Jim’ in the heart of th
 
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World Heritage Committee decision sets clear steps to address proposed management problems for Tasmania’s Wilderness

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MEDIA RELEASE – 2 July 2015World Heritage Committee decision sets clear steps to address proposed management problems for Tasmania’s WildernessAdvocates for the proper protection of the outstanding natural and cultural values in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (WHA) are united in calling on Government to accept the decision adopted today by the World Heritage Committee and commit to implementing the very clear steps it outlines, including a ban on all logging within the WHA.
 
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Tasmania’s World Heritage Heroes recognised at Bonn World Heritage meeting

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At the opening ceremony of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, the German Government has recognised Tasmanian campaigners as ‘World Heritage Heroes’ in an official photographic exhibition.Long-time campaigners Geoff Law and Heidi Douglas were photographed together in the upper Florentine and feature in the exhibition alongside advocates from Africa, South America, Europe and Asia.  This signals the critical role community advocacy, action and effort play in seeing World Heritage areas declared and defended.
 

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